Aengus has been working on the editorial and production end of print and digital publishing since 1990, initially with Oxford University Press in journal production. Working on a freelance basis since 1993, and based in Ireland, he has managed numerous reference, educational and humanities titles from concept/proposal through to delivery of bound copy, overseeing standards for the commissioning publisher and their authors. Similarly, he has produced many documents, reports and various ephemeral materials for both marketing and advocacy contexts. Such work frequently has an editorial developmental element, prior to substantive or technical processes. In concert with the client, Aengus oversees the format and design of the material (the look and organisation); its editorial process to ensure quality (copy editing, proofing); and its translation to specified audiences (targeted, academic or general reader, language).
Aengus has also maintained editorial consultancies with several state agencies and institutions in Ireland (such as the National Educational Welfare Board [now TUSLA] and the Irish Human Rights Commission, amongst others – assisting them in both planning and executing their publishing programs, and in delivering their content. Aengus holds a Masters degree in international human rights law. Over the past decade, he has researched and compiled materials for organisations working with the UN and EU systems, and written for international development agencies such as USAID, SIDA and others. Aengus also has much experience in delivering contemporary sensitive content to a variety of audiences, including in professional and business contexts. He brings substantial editorial and production management skills to Maverick’s Technology and Content division.